As the team leader, the Project Architect / Engineer has overall project management responsibility for both routine and complex projects. This role is the primary point of contact for the client and is responsible for scheduling, budgeting, and design of the project. The Project Architect / Engineer supervises and coordinates the activities of all internal and external team members. This role works collaboratively with business development, marketing, and administration to achieve the goals of the Firm. The successful candidate is organized, motivated, detail-oriented, is willing to work with the team, and take responsibility for getting the job done.
Coordinate and supervise the project team:
- Communicate task assignments and expectations to each team member.
- Monitor team members' efficiency and respond to changes in team staffing requirements.
- Direct and coordinate consultants.
- Mentor and provide guidance to less experienced staff.
- Provide performance review input to the office director for project team members.
Work to achieve client’s and Firm's goals within the constraints of the budget and schedule:
- Establish and adhere to project budget, schedule, and milestones.
- Conduct meetings and communicate regularly with clients to provide design guidance and report on project progress.
- Research building materials and systems and review selections with the project team.
- Implement code review and incorporate code requirements.
- Establish appropriate level of detailing based on project parameters.
- Prepare, review, and coordinate drawings, specifications, and other project deliverables.
- Work closely with the project team to obtain project information and see that drawings are accurate and complete.
- Assist clients in review of construction budget and construction contract.
- Review shop drawings, submittals, RFIs, and change orders.
- Perform or assign staff to perform site visits and conduct project meetings during construction.
- Document meetings, correspondence, and other key project information.
Work collaboratively with other departments for the benefit of the Firm:
- Inform office director or supervisor of opportunities or pitfalls that may affect project budgets, schedules, or profitability.
- Work with business development and marketing to prepare fee estimates and establish the scope of services for proposals.
- Report project progress for invoicing.
- Work with the accounting department to assist in collection of outstanding invoices.
- File and organize documents in conformance with Company standards.
Other Duties and Expectations
- Actively seek experience and continuing education to fulfill requirements for licensure.
- Participate in marketing and project-related activities and presentations.
- Participate and seek leadership roles in professional / community organizations and activities.
- Write and publish white papers and articles on technical topics.
- Attend and speak at conferences and participate in other networking and professional development opportunities.
- Demonstrate organizational skills.
- Be self-motivated regarding office projects and the office environment.
Hoffmann Architects is a specialty architectural and engineering firm driven by details. We have built a reputation for excellence by resolving building exterior distress at major symbols of the country’s architectural heritage, such as the Chrysler Building, the United States Capitol building, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Smithsonian Institution. Our technical staff is known for their attention to seemingly small details that can make a big difference in the life of a building. We aim to be the best in our niche field, and we take pride in our work.
We generally keep regular business hours and are home in time to have dinner with family, catch the game, or meet up with friends. With the Firm approaching 50 people spread out in three offices (NY, CT, and VA), we strive to maintain a tight community. Monday mornings at the NY office are filled with recaps of everyone's weekend adventures. On Friday afternoons, we break early and get together in the office for Happy Hour. We also share company-wide events from bowling night to a family summer picnic, that allow us to get together and catch up in a casual setting. Getting to know our coworkers, whether in another state or at the next desk allows us to be a better working team.
Being part of a team that does something few other firms do and even fewer do well is remarkably fulfilling. Our work is second to none because our people believe we’re the best at what we do.
The Manhattan office is headed by Senior Vice President and Director of Architecture, Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, LEED AP. Craig has over 25 years of experience in building envelope remediation with more than 10 of those years at Hoffmann Architects. He puts his architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology to work as he and his staff address the complex building envelope challenges of a busy metropolitan area.
Vice President and Director of Architecture, Juan Kuriyama, AIA, is responsible for the diagnosis and resolution of building system distress. In his 15-plus years with the Firm, he has been recognized for his expertise by both Spanish and English publications. Juan earned architecture degrees from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru and from Pratt Institute in New York.
The remainder of the staff is comprised of a blend of experienced architects and rising professionals, all of whom are accomplished in the field and energetic about current and future projects at the office.